June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 3.4 Important Community Qualities

QA9g/b/f/e: Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important, or not too important to you. (% important shown here. “High-quality public schools” based on those under 55.)

These questions are discussed in Section 3 of the report.

Being near extended family
%
Having high-quality public schools
%
Having easy access to the outdoors
%
Being near art museums and theaters
%
(N)
TOTAL 71 84 67 46 3,341
PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 73 83 72 34 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 69 87 62 56 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 74 83 72 33 788
Democrat 72 87 57 55 1,036
Independent 69 85 71 46 1,320
Lean Republican 72 83 73 35 552
Lean Democrat 64 88 70 57 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistent conservative 73 86 73 23 347
Mostly conservative 71 89 69 31 625
Mixed 73 84 67 41 1,179
Mostly liberal 72 77 65 59 698
Consistent liberal 64 79 65 73 492
SEX
Men 67 85 74 44 1,631
Women 75 84 61 47 1,710
AGE
18-49 68 85 70 48 1,336
50+ 75 - - 63 43 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 71 87 69 50 483
30-49 67 84 71 47 853
50-64 72 - - 69 43 1,028
65+ 78 - - 54 42 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 65 86 74 48 692
Men 50+ 69 - - 73 40 922
Women 18-49 72 84 67 49 644
Women 50+ 79 - - 54 45 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 72 83 71 41 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 66 86 46 60 348
Hispanic 77 87 68 59 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 67 84 66 57 1,378
Post grad 68 87 66 62 491
College grad 67 82 66 55 887
Some college 70 84 67 44 977
HS or less 75 85 67 40 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 68 83 71 51 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 69 85 68 42 1,026
<$30,000 74 85 66 46 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 73 83 66 39 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 77 81 69 28 624
White NH mainline Prot. 72 83 72 35 583
Total Catholic 78 87 68 49 715
White NH Cath. 78 82 70 43 496
Unaffiliated 59 85 71 52 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 75 83 66 41 1,270
Less than weekly 69 85 68 48 2,031
REGION
Northeast 75 88 65 48 606
Midwest 73 81 67 40 724
South 69 84 67 46 1,240
West 71 85 69 48 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 70 85 80 32 721
Women 77 81 64 36 619
18-29 75 86 80 39 163
30-49 68 84 77 31 315
50-64 75 - - 73 31 430
65+ 76 - - 57 36 417
Agree with Tea Party 74 80 75 27 555
Disagree/No opinion 73 84 71 38 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 65 89 67 56 709
Women 73 86 58 55 863
18-29 69 89 62 60 240
30-49 64 86 64 56 409
50-64 69 - - 66 55 467
65+ 78 - - 52 50 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 67 84 77 40 1,177
Women 76 82 64 41 1,230
18-29 70 87 80 46 274
30-49 68 83 74 42 561
50-64 72 - - 72 37 761
65+ 79 - - 55 39 790
College grad 67 84 70 56 1,091
Some college or less 74 82 71 34 1,311
College grad men 62 83 73 56 566
College grad women 71 85 66 57 525
Some col or less men 69 84 79 33 609
Some col or less women 79 81 63 35 702
$75,000+ 69 84 73 50 839
$30,000-$74,999 73 84 72 35 760
<$30,000 73 82 69 38 578

Cite this publication: “2014 Political Polarization Survey.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2014) http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-detailed-tables/, accessed on July 22, 2014.